Price: Free Score: 9/10 By The Medical App Review Team
MedCalc is a free medical calculator. It helps you calculate a litany of different medical formulas and has some other helpful features. Some of these features include the pregnancy wheel, dermatome map, eye chart and growth velocity scales.
Let me make this clear right now – MedCalc is definitely worth trying before you go and think about paying for one of the other medical calculators on the app store. I’ve tried some of the paid medical calculators (MediMath Medical Calculator and Medical Calculator) and didn’t find them as user friendly and or as easy to use as MedCalc.
What I like about MedCalc:
- Search function allows you to quickly go through the formulas available. The search function finds what formula you might have been looking for. Check the 2nd picture for this. When I tried to search for Parkland, it found Fluid Repl. for Burns, essentially, the Parkland formula for burns.
- Excellent website, which allows you to get a detailed view of the app, the formulas available, and some tips on how to use the app.
- Its FREE, iPhone / iPod Touch compatibility
- Allows you to have favorites, and remembers your recently used formulas.
Improvements that could be made:
- Have the app open straight to the search function. You have to click on All Formulas to get to the search bar. When I’m using MedCalc in clinic/wards I use the search function 99% of the time and having it open to the search field would be nice
Who could use MedCalc?
Everyone in the healthcare profession. MedCalc has utility for for doctors, PAs, pharmacists, nurses, medical students, and EMTs.
I really, really, like this app. I would definitely recommend MedCalc above MediMath Medical Calculator and Medical Calculator. This app has pretty much the same features as those apps, but its free. MedCalc has also has great website that can be found here.
If you want to check if MedCalc could be useful to you – I urge you to go to their website and see the different formulas they have. They also appear to be receptive to your ideas (it’s an open source application), and there is also a section to submit formulas you want in the future.
MedCalc requires the iPhone OS 2.2 or later and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch.
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